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8 Larry Sanders C
Height/Weight: 6-11/235 | Birthdate: 11/21/1988 | Birthplace: Fort Pierce, FL | Team: Milwaukee Bucks | College: Virginia Commonwealth | NBA Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 41/6 | Average Draft Position: 80.69
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Larry Sanders begins suspension Wednesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) Bucks center Larry Sanders was activated for Wednesday's game against the Pacers and will begin serving his 5-game suspension for violating the league's drug policy.

Sanders will likely serve the entirety of the suspension over the team's final five games, leaving him cleared to begin next season without having to sit out. He was initially expected to serve the suspension at the start of next season, as the team had already ruled him out with a fractured orbital bone. 


Larry Sanders suspensed five games for violating league's anti-drug policy


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2014) Bucks center Larry Sanders has been suspended five games by the NBA for violating the league's anti-drug policy.

Sanders, who was already ruled out for the season after undergoing surgery to repair a fractured orbital bone, will serve his suspension at the beginning of the 2014-15 season.

Sanders had a breakthrough campaign in 2012-13, averaging career-highs across the board with 9.8 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game. He signed a four-year, $44 million contract extension in the offseason before appearing in just 23 games for Milwaukee this season.

Larry Sanders ruled out for the season


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2014) Bucks center Larry Sanders has officially been ruled out for the season, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He had surgery to repair a fractured orbital bone after being elbowed in the eye.

Sanders appeared in just 23 games for Milwaukee this season.


Larry Sanders not assured of a return this season


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2014) The Bucks announced during the All-Star break that center Larry Sanders would be sidelined for at least six weeks after surgery to repair a fractured orbital bone.

Bucks coach Larry Drew shed a little more light on the situation Tuesday, telling the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Sanders cannot even begin taking part in basketball-related activities for six weeks while he heals. The Bucks have just eight weeks until their season ends, which puts Sanders' chances of playing again very much in doubt. 


Larry Sanders out at least six weeks following surgery


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(2/14/2014) The Bucks announced Friday that center Larry Sanders underwent surgery to repair his fractured orbital bone and will be sidelined for a minumum of six weeks. The injury occured when Sanders took an elbow to the face during Saturday's matchup with Houston. 

Sanders has only played in 23 of Milwaukee's 52 games on the season, as he missed the first quarter of the season recovering from a torn ligament in his right thumb. He has averaged 7.7 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game on the year. 


Larry Sanders undergoes eye surgery


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/14/2014) Bucks center Larry Sanders underwent surgery to repair a fractured orbital bone on Thursday, according to his social media account.

Sanders took an elbow to the face on Saturday, which caused him to miss his team's last two games before the All-Star break. The Bucks won't play again until Feb. 18 against Orlando. No word on a timetable for his return.


Ersan Ilyasova, O.J. Mayo, Larry Sanders ruled out Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/10/2014) Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova, guard O.J. Mayo and center Larry Sanders have been ruled out for Monday's game against the Celtics, the team announced.

Ilyasova is missing his second straight game due to a back injury. Mayo is out for the eighth straight game with an illness. Sanders played just four minutes Saturday after taking an elbow to the face and will not return until after the All-Star break due to a fractured orbital bone.


Larry Sanders sidelined by blurred vision


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/8/2014) Bucks center Larry Sanders made it through just four minutes of Saturday's game against the Rockets, before being forced to leave after taking an elbow to the face.

Sanders was battling for a rebound with Rockets guard James Harden, who caught him with an inadvertent elbow. He went straight to the locker room and was ruled out at halftime after being diagnosed with blurred vision.

Sanders' status moving forward is not yet known. The Bucks are off Sunday, and then play twice before the All-Star break. 


Report: Bucks turning away offers for Larry Sanders


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/7/2014) The Bucks have been turning away teams interested in trading for center Larry Sanders, ESPN.com reports.

The team doesn't feel it can get a fair return for Sanders at this moment, but with the trade deadline two weeks away, they have time to consider offers if they change their mind. Sanders has averaged 8.0 points and 7.3 rebounds over 22 games played.


Larry Sanders busts out in Denver


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2014) Bucks center Larry Sanders has struggled to live up to expectations for much of the season, but he put together his best performance of the season Wednesday against the Nuggets.

Sanders took advantage of a porous defensive frontline on his way to a season-high in two categories. He scored 25 points on 10 of 19 shooting and added 15 rebounds as well, both of which are his best marks in 22 games. He added two assists, one block and one steal as well in 34 minutes, in the 110-100 loss.

Sanders' numbers are down slightly from his breakout campaign a year ago, as he is averaging 8.0 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game. 


Larry Sanders scores 14 points off bench vs. Suns


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2014) Bucks center Larry Sanders scored 14 points on 7 of 11 shooting in 33 minutes off the bench in his team's 126-117 loss to the Suns Wednesday.

Sanders misses two of the team's last four games due to illness but was back on the court Wednesday and just missed a double-double, recording nine rebounds and two blocks in the loss. He has averaged 6.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 18 games played.


Larry Sanders overcomes illness, ready to play


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2014) Bucks center Larry Sanders is expected to play Wednesday against the Suns, after overcoming an illness that kept him out of Tuesday's practice. He was able to take part in morning shootaround Wednesday, and is officially probable for the game. 

Larry Sanders, O.J. Mayo miss practice Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/28/2014) Bucks center Larry Sanders and guard O.J. Mayo missed Tuesday's practice due to flu-like symptoms, FOXSportsWisconsin.com reports.

Sanders and Mayo have missed two of the team's last four games while dealing with illnesses. Sanders has averaged 6.4 points and 6.4 rebounds over 17 games, while Mayo has averaged 12.2 points and 2.6 rebounds over 41 games.


Larry Sanders, O.J. Mayo out again with illness


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/27/2014) The Bucks have ruled center Larry Sanders and guard O.J. Mayo out for Monday's contest against the Clippers due to illness, the team announced.

Both Sanders and Mayo returned from an illness on Friday, but apparently had a setback. Sanders has averaged 9.8 points and 7.3 rebounds over his last four games played. Mayo has averaged 4.5 points, 2.3 assists and 1.8 rebounds over his last four games played.

Milwaukee will return to the court on Wednesday against the Suns.

Larry Sanders scores seven points in return from illness


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/25/2014) Bucks center Larry Sanders overcame an illness and returned to action during Friday's contest against the Cavaliers in Cleveland.

Sanders logged 21 minutes of game action off the bench, and scored seven points on 3 of 5 shooting, and 1 of 2 from the charity stripe. He also chipped in with five rebounds and three blocks in a 93-78 defeat. He has averaged 9.8 points and 7.3 rebounds over his last four games played.

Larry Sanders, O.J. Mayo available to play Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/24/2014) Bucks center Larry Sanders and guard O.J. Mayo are available off the bench for Friday's game against the Cavaliers, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Both Sanders and Mayo missed the team's previous game due to illness.

John Henson to start again Friday


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(1/24/2014) Larry Drew’s most dependable player helped the Bucks get just their eighth win of the season Wednesday against Detroit, and to reward him the Milwaukee coach has opted to leave John Henson in the starting lineup, despite the likelihood that Larry Sanders will return from illness.

According to 1250 WSSP, the Bucks will send out the same starting five for their Friday matchup with Cleveland. Henson scored 12 points, grabbed three rebounds and blocked three shots in the win over the Pistons.


Bucks duo ruled out with illness


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2014) The Bucks will be missing at least two members of the rotation Tuesday against the Pistons, as both O.J. Mayo and Larry Sanders have been ruled out due to illnesses. They both also missed practice Tuesday as a result of their illnesses, and will likely be considered day-to-day at this point. 

Larry Sanders, O.J. Mayo miss practice with illness


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2014) Bucks center Larry Sanders and guard O.J. Mayo both missed practice Tuesday due to illness, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Caron Butler missed Sunday's game with an illness as well, and it's possible that Sanders and Mayo are dealing with the same thing. Sanders has averaged 6.7 points and 6.7 rebounds over 15 games. Mayo has averaged 12.6 points and 2.7 rebounds over 39 games played.


Larry Sanders ejected after seven minutes Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/11/2014) Bucks center Larry Sanders played just seven mintues Sunday before being ejected for a flagrant foul in his team's 101-85 loss to the Thunder.

Sanders missed his only shot in the scoreless performance while grabbing four rebounds and one block. He fouled out of his previous game after scoring just one point in 23 minutes of action. Sanders has averaged 5.7 points and 6.2 rebounds over 11 games played.


Larry Sanders fouled out in first game back from thumb surgery


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2013) Bucks center Larry Sanders was very active in his return from thumb surgery but was fouled out during Friday's loss to the Nets.

Sanders came off the bench in just his fourth game played this season and his first since Nov. 2. He was fouled out in the fourth quarter after logging 22 minutes of game action. He went 4 of 5 shooting from the field and finished the game with 10 points, seven rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one steal in a 104-93 defeat.

Larry Sanders to come off bench Friday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2013) Bucks center Larry Sanders will make his return to the floor Friday against the Nets, but he won't be in the starting five. Coach Larry Drew told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sanders will come off the bench in his return from thumb surgery.

Sanders appeared in just three games this season prior to suffering the injury. He averaged 2.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game in those games. 


Larry Sanders practices, expected to play Friday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/26/2013) Bucks forward Larry Sanders was able to practice Thursday, and is almost certain to make his return to the floor shortly. Sanders, who has not played since the third game of the season due to thumb surgery, is expected to play Friday against the Nets, the team announced Thursday.

Sanders was averaging just 2.7 points and 3.7 rebounds per game in the season's first three games, and was already starting to complain about playing time. The 6-22 Bucks surely need Sanders back in the middle of the defense, as they ranked just 20th in points allowed per possession this season. 


Larry Sanders back at practice, probable for Friday


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(12/26/2013) Bucks center Larry Sanders took the practice floor Thursday for the first time since undergoing thumb surgery in early November. The team announced that he is considered probable for Friday’s contest with the Nets.

Sanders appeared in three games early in the season before going down with injury, but only averaged 2.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.0 blocks while logging 17 minutes per game.  


Larry Sanders close to returning to practice


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/19/2013) Bucks head coach Larry Drew  told FOX Sports Wisconsin on Thursday that center Larry Sanders (thumb) is close to returning to practice. Sanders has been working out twice a day at the team's training center but has yet to be cleared for practice. The team has not set a timetable for his return.